Middle East rice with lentils dish

Mejadra (rice and lentils) is a dish from the Levantine region that has traveled all over the world and has seen as many reinterpretations as possible, the most notable being the Hindu version of it (at least, that’s mho). In Mexico, I ate this dish whenever my parents would bring us to eat Lebanese food, a very common *ethnic* cuisine that is easily accessible in most of the territory, however the Israelian-ish version I ate at Magdalena was the best I´ve ever had, of course, their version is an upscale one of the New Arabic Cuisine, and my intentions when I cook at home is to keep things delicious but simple, so I mixed several Mejadra recipes I found here and there, and I came up with my own hybrid version.

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Filed under: Recipes
Jun 09 2016

by Heidi Leon Monges

Another month that slippers like sand in between my fingers, of course, this time, I can blame all to my pregnancy and the extreme tiredness-sleepiness mood I am currently experiencing. Aside that, after seen that my not-so-frequent posting does not relate to the desire I have to share my feelings, findings and recipes, I´ve been thinking if I should focus on lighter (but still quality) content and maybe a remastered version of Monthly Favorites, something more of a weekly delivery with few best finds, or a whenever-I-have-something-new-to-share thingy. We’ll see.

In the meantime, here are some outstanding moments of May.

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Filed under: Beauty Favorites
May 07 2016

by Heidi Leon Monges

Hey there! Here I am catching up with my monthly list of things I loved. I intentionally skipped February because it was a bit short on faves, I was feeling sick during the beginning of the year and hardly had time to go out and smell the flowers. March and April have been much sweeter, and with no further ado, I will let you know why ;)

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Apr 30 2016

by Heidi Leon Monges

Last time we were in Mexico, my friend JorgeFitz called and said: I want Regis and you to come to DF and spend a weekend at our  casa in La Roma neighborhood (their casa dates back from 1913!), he also added they (he & his hubby Alberto) were “slowly cooking” something very special and they wanted us to try and test that super secret project.

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Filed under: Eating Out Entertaining
Mar 10 2016

by Heidi Leon Monges

One year is not enough to thoroughly know a city, but is better than a 3-day trip, especially when the destination is exotic Marrakech, where the simplest of things as taking a taxi, or crossing a street can become a nightmare. So, with exactly a year past since we moved from the Red City, I thought it would be nice to share with you those tips on the people, places, and food that stole our hearts.

Today we´ll take off with those hotels, riads, and restaurants that made the cut.

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